Trackle is an interesting service which is designed to make it easy for you to track various developments and pieces of information on the internet. The internet is a huge resource which ahs an almost unlimited supply of information, finding out what you want to know can be difficult. Trackle can be set up with a series of alerts to keep you informed about any developments that you might be interested in. Unlike other services Trackle uses advanced algorithms to identify what you would be interested in, it’s actually pretty intelligent. The updates can be sent by email, web or SMS so that you can always keep up to date. Trackle offers all kinds of tracking features and is completely secure and free for all to use. It’s possible to set up alerts for all kinds of things, including when a site is updated and when certain sources mention your name. Trackle can even be used to track your daily horoscope, celebrity gossip, and even to Trackle the day in history. Trackle is a very useful tracking application which can keep you updated about virtually anything.
Trackle is operated by a private company based in Sunnyvale CA. It has received funding from Angel Investors and New Enterprise Associates. The site was founded by Pavan Nigam who has run a number of sites in the past. Pavan founded WebMD with Jim Clark.
Unlike many other applications, Trackle is completely free to use, it also uses advanced algorithms to make sure that you only find out about relevant pieces of information. It’s also very easy to set up reports on all kinds of information so that you can stay completely up to date about whatever you want to know.
Using Trackle is very easy, however the interface is much more cluttered than many people will be used to. It can be overwhelming at first however you do get used to it. When you first log in you will see a list of popular things to track, these can be added to your Trackle list by clicking the add button. You can also see a full list of all Trackles, or select them by browsing through various categories.
Registering for a Trackle account doesn’t take long, and you only need to enter two pieces of information. However entering the additional information such as your name and zip code is supposed to be useful for a number of location specific trackers. You also have the option of setting the site to remember you or not when you visit next time. If you’re not from the US then you will have a hard time entering a Zip code because it only accepts 5 or 9 digits. In this case just leave it blank. Trackle then sends you an email to confirm your account; you must click the link inside the email to activate your account. Once you click the link you have to wait a couple of seconds before you actually see your account page.
According to the terms and conditions the beta stage version of Trackle is free; however whether future versions will remain to be free or not is unknown. There are no adverts on the site; however you may be charged a fee by your phone network when receiving SMS messages from the site.
Although Trackle is still in Beta stages it is quite reliable and is very popular. It’s ideal for anyone that wants to keep up to date about various things, including birthdays, events, and even history. It can also be used to find out when certain sites mention your own name which will make it easier to stop people saying anything bad.